People across the U.S. have been taken with Uber. The rideshare service has been a budget-friendly alternative to taxicabs and car services. It’s also a great way for ordinary people to earn a few extra dollars. Unlike cabbies, Uber drivers don’t need to have a hackney license and a medallion. Uber has changed the transportation industry in many ways. With their new product, Uber Green, the company is posed to make transportation more sustainable.
Making travel by car more environmentally friendly
Uber’s new initiative is called Green. This is part of the world’s largest transit company’s commitment to minimize its carbon emissions. In fact, Uber has committed to transition to a fleet of electric-only cars by 2030. By 2040, the goal is for Uber’s fleet to have net zero emissions. The push to reach these figures is starting now.
As of January 2021, Uber Green is launching in over 1,000 American cities. For just a $1 premium, passengers are able to specify that they’d prefer to ride in an electric car or a hybrid. It’s a small price to pay in order to know that there will be fewer dangerous carbon emissions during the ride. For users who are members of the Uber Pass program, there’s a 10% discount when using Green.
Green tech is revolutionizing several industries, including waste management, energy, and even the food service sector. These initiatives are important because they put the health of the environment at the forefront. If only consumers are working on sustainability, the approach is woefully incomplete. When businesses commit and find ways to make this green tech profitable, everyone wins.